JON POLL (Director) makes his feature film debut with the edgy coming-of-age comedy CHARLIE BARTLETT, after having already established himself as one of the most sought-after editors in Hollywood. Poll honed his skill with comic timing and seamless storytelling while collaborating closely with Jay Roach on such runaway blockbuster hits as the beloved AUSTIN POWERS films and the outrageous MEET THE PARENTS/MEET THE FOCKERS series. His work as an editor on more than 20 features also includes David Zucker's SCARY MOVIE 3, Danny DeVito's DEATH TO SMOOCHY, Jay Roach's sports dramedy MYSTERY, ALASKA, CABIN BOY, FOREVER YOUNG as well as serving as second editor on Peter Weir's MASTER AND COMMANDER. Poll most recently switched gears to serve as Executive Producer of the acclaimed 40 YEAR-OLD VIRGIN, directed by Judd Apatow and featuring the screen breakthrough of Steve Carell.
It was Jay Roach who first brought to Poll the young screenwriter Gustin Nash's script for CHARLIE BARTLETT - and Poll knew right away that its mixture of outrageous humor and provocative themes was precisely the match he'd been looking for to make the move to directing.
Poll's upcoming projects include directing the romantic-comedy OFF STRATEGY, which will produced by Roach.
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